June marks the beginning of hurricane season. Make sure your family’s
hurricane emergency plan covers medical needs:
Make sure that you have a 30-day supply of necessary medications.
Due to COVID-19, give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency
food, water, and medicine supplies. Speak with a health insurance representative,
pharmacist or your physician about options to acquire extra medications.
Home delivery is the safest choice for buying disaster supplies. Limit
in-person visits to the pharmacy. Sign up for mail order delivery or call
in your prescription ahead of time and use drive-through windows or curbside
pickup, if available.
Call your dialysis center for a temporary plan of care.
If you are on dialysis, call your center to make a plan of action for your
care. Try not to miss a treatment prior to bad weather and make sure to
follow your doctor-ordered diet very closely. Your physician will provide
you with information to assist you and phone numbers to the End Stage
Renal Disease Network. Your doctor can recommend if it is medically safe
for you to miss treatments and can advise you on whether or not you should
be admitted to a hospital during a hurricane.
If you are oxygen dependent, fill your oxygen tanks and have a two-day
supply. Stay Safe!
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/ for complete information on preparing parrishhealthcare.com for a hurricane.